Once you find the ideal foundation for your skin type, it’s like a match made in heaven. If you have mature skin, the key to discovering your foundation soulmate is simple: look for hydrating formulas first and foremost. Dewy, radiant, glowy skin is what you’re after, so oil-free products should take a backseat. Formulas that assist in reducing the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and uneven skin tone are also something to consider, if those are problem areas you’d like to focus on. Our rule of thumb when buying or trying on a foundation: the one that melts into your skin, giving you that ‘your skin, but better’ feel, is the winning product. This is our list of the best foundations for mature skin types…
Elizabeth Arden Ceramide Lift and Firm Foundation SPF15 PA++
This foundation ticks all the boxes for mature skin. Thanks to the formula’s Ceramide Triple Complex and CPT Ceramide Plumping Technology, this product focuses on deep-set wrinkles, through lifting and firming. The texture is very creamy and a must for dry skin. It works wonders as a winter foundation when your skin needs an extra moisture boost. It has a medium coverage that’s easily buildable and gives your complexion visible colour. We also love that it comes with an added SPF15 – sun protection is always a must in our books. Apply with your hands, foundation brush or sponge – whichever you prefer.
Sisley Paris Sisleÿa le Teint Anti-Aging Foundation
A foundation that disguises tired-looking skin? Count us in. Formulated with Persian Acacia extract to help renew cells within the skin, this super base improves the quality of your complexion after four weeks of use – so consider this foundation a lot more than skin deep. It smooths and firms and gives you a more youthful appearance, fading wrinkles before your very eyes. The long-wear, full-coverage formula doesn’t budge the entire day and will make you look radiant even when you don’t feel it. It’s uber luxe and worth the splurge.
Sensai Flawless Satin Foundation
Enriched with moisture and other nutrients, this foundation is like a drink of water for the skin. It contains light diffusing powders that correct any imperfections, such as texture or skin tone, resulting in a beautiful, flawless finish. Dry to very dry skin types will love this product as it replenishes the skin with lost hydration. The bottle of this long-wearing formula needs to be shaken before use in order for the product to perform perfectly. It also has a SPF 25, which is an added bonus.
Givenchy Prisme Libre Skin-Caring Glow Foundation 30ml
Designed to enhance your natural beauty and created with 97% natural-origin ingredients, this foundation gives the skin much-needed TLC, as well as coverage. Vegetal glycerin provides an impressive 24hr hydration boost, which helps if you experience severe skin dehydration. The formula helps sooth and provide comfort thanks to oil derived from coconut. This foundation will slot into your skincare routine perfectly. To make a tinted moisturiser, mix it with your day cream and apply to your skin.
Clinique Beyond Perfecting Foundation & Concealer
A two-in-one product that helps to conceal in the most natural-looking way? It’s music to our ears. This travel-friendly foundation and concealer will fit snugly into your handbag and works like a dream for touch-ups throughout the day because of its wand-like applicator. It’ll help you reach those tricky places to apply, such as the corners of your nose. It has a medium coverage that allows you to create a seamless make-up look, plus it stays in place throughout humidity and when you sweat. Forget clogged pores too.